"North Carolina's Coast Is 'Hot Spot' for Rising Sea Levels"

"[North Carolina] State legislators last summer ignored research that shows sea-level rise will accelerate its creep up North Carolina’s coastline this century. This week, waves of science will say they were wrong."

"Sea level was a hot topic -- and North Carolina lawmakers a butt of jokes -- as the Geological Society of America began its annual meeting in Charlotte on Sunday, days after Hurricane Sandy swamped New York and New Jersey.

Some researchers said the 39-inch rise a state science panel expects by year 2100 may be far too low. Other new studies say North Carolina is part of an Atlantic coast 'hot spot' where seas are rising far faster than in the rest of the world."

Bruce Henderson reports for the Charlotte Observer November 5, 2012.

Source: Charlotte Observer, 11/06/2012